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  1. Hey guys, I need a little help making my image work on a Precision T7400 (beast of a machine). The image works on all the Optiplex models from a GX240 thru a 755 (all with the Intel drivers). The T7400 uses the "Dell SAS 6/iR Integrated Workstation Controller" and I have put the drivers in the [sysprepMassStorage] section of the sysprep.inf file I'm using, but the darn thing still won't work! On first start, the machine begins booting and I see the XP screen, then it BSOD's and restarts. NOW, if I shut it off, put the hard drive on the Intel controller ports on the motherboard and start the machine back up, Mini-Setup works and all drivers are detected (I'm using the Vernalex sysprep driver scanner as part of my pre-sysprep process). It even detects the SAS controller. After the machine boots into Windows after completing Mini-setup, I can swap the drive back to the SAS controller and it boots fine. BOTTOM LINE: The initial Mini-Setup won't work when the drive is attached to the SAS controller despite the drivers and PnP IDs being listed in sysprep.inf. The PnP ID is "PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_0058&SUBSYS_021D1028" and is listed below, at the bottom of the section. (Note, you'll see that the drivers are on D: partition, I have tried moving them to C: and still get the same result, BSOD) Here's the sysprep file I'm using (with some stuff ****'ed out), please let me know what I'm doing wrong here: [Unattended] DriverSigningPolicy=Ignore InstallFilesPath=D:\i386 TargetPath=\WINDOWS KeepPageFile=1 OemSkipEula=Yes UpdateInstalledDrivers=Yes UpdateUPHal=ACPIAPIC_UP, %WINDIR%\Inf\Hal.inf [GuiUnattended] AdminPassword=* TimeZone=35 OEMSkipRegional=1 OemSkipWelcome=1 OEMDuplicatorstring="***********" EncryptedAdminPassword=NO [UserData] FullName="*****" OrgName="*****" ComputerName=* ProductKey=******* [SysprepMassStorage] PCMCIA\*PNP0600=%systemroot%\inf\mshdc.inf PCMCIA\KME-KXLC005-A99E=%systemroot%\inf\mshdc.inf PCMCIA\_-NinjaATA--3768=%systemroot%\inf\mshdc.inf PCMCIA\FUJITSU-IDE-PC_CARD-DDF2=%systemroot%\inf\mshdc.inf PCMCIA\LOOKMEET-CBIDE2______-6C0A=%systemroot%\inf\mshdc.inf *AZT0502=%systemroot%\inf\mshdc.inf PCI\CC_0101=%systemroot%\inf\mshdc.inf PCI\VEN_10B9&DEV_5215=%systemroot%\inf\mshdc.inf PCI\VEN_10B9&DEV_5219=%systemroot%\inf\mshdc.inf PCI\VEN_10B9&DEV_5229=%systemroot%\inf\mshdc.inf PCI\VEN_1097&DEV_0038=%systemroot%\inf\mshdc.inf PCI\VEN_1095&DEV_0640=%systemroot%\inf\mshdc.inf PCI\VEN_1095&DEV_0646=%systemroot%\inf\mshdc.inf PCI\VEN_0E11&DEV_AE33=%systemroot%\inf\mshdc.inf PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1222=%systemroot%\inf\mshdc.inf PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1230=%systemroot%\inf\mshdc.inf PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_7010=%systemroot%\inf\mshdc.inf PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_7111=%systemroot%\inf\mshdc.inf PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2411=%systemroot%\inf\mshdc.inf PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2421=%systemroot%\inf\mshdc.inf PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_7199=%systemroot%\inf\mshdc.inf PCI\VEN_1042&DEV_1000=%systemroot%\inf\mshdc.inf PCI\VEN_1039&DEV_0601=%systemroot%\inf\mshdc.inf PCI\VEN_1039&DEV_5513=%systemroot%\inf\mshdc.inf PCI\VEN_10AD&DEV_0001=%systemroot%\inf\mshdc.inf PCI\VEN_10AD&DEV_0150=%systemroot%\inf\mshdc.inf PCI\VEN_105A&DEV_4D33=%systemroot%\inf\mshdc.inf PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_0571=%systemroot%\inf\mshdc.inf PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_0054&SUBSYS_1F041028=D:\HARDWARE\T7400\SAS\symmpi.inf PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_0054&SUBSYS_1F061028=D:\HARDWARE\T7400\SAS\symmpi.inf PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_0054&SUBSYS_1F071028=D:\HARDWARE\T7400\SAS\symmpi.inf PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_0054&SUBSYS_1F081028=D:\HARDWARE\T7400\SAS\symmpi.inf PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_0054&SUBSYS_1F091028=D:\HARDWARE\T7400\SAS\symmpi.inf PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_0058&SUBSYS_1F0E1028=D:\HARDWARE\T7400\SAS\symmpi.inf PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_0058&SUBSYS_1F0F1028=D:\HARDWARE\T7400\SAS\symmpi.inf PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_0058&SUBSYS_1F101028=D:\HARDWARE\T7400\SAS\symmpi.inf PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_0058&SUBSYS_021D1028=D:\HARDWARE\T7400\SAS\symmpi.inf [TapiLocation] AreaCode=*** LongDistanceAccess="9" [Identification] JoinWorkgroup=WORKGROUP [Networking] InstallDefaultComponents=Yes [Proxy] Proxy_Enable=0 Use_Same_Proxy=0 [GuiRunOnce] Command0="regedit.exe /s C:\Windows\sysprep\sourcepath.reg" Command1="C:\Windows\sysprep\PageFileRAMSize.exe" Command2="regedit.exe /s C:\Windows\sysprep\ClearPageFileDefaultSetting.reg" Command3="cmd /q /c rd c:\windows\sysprep /s /q" Thanks for any help!
  2. Was wondering if there is a tool out there for version management that works with images. It would be nice to see a tool that automatically tracks the software/patches/etc that are included in an image - it would make updating it a whole lot easier. Any suggestions?
  3. So the advice above worked, plus I used the Vernalex driver scanner. Thanks!
  4. Thanks for the advice, I'll try it tomorrow and update the thread. I'm also going to try some other things I found. If anyone else has more insight, by all means, I'd appreciate it.
  5. I would really appreciate any help with this: I'm creating a HII and am having a heck of a time getting drivers to load. I would use the driverpacks, but the image size is an issue and can't include all of them. I'm building the image on a Dell Optiplex 755. The only driver I loaded was the AHCI SATA driver during the Windows install. All of the other devices were unrecognized and I left them that way. I made my changes to the image. I have all the drivers and have (manually) enumerated the DevicePath key in the registry - of course I found the Vernalex program after I did it by copying the paths into notepad. I was going to use the OemPnPDriversPath line, but unfortunately, in my org, the drivers HAVE to be on the D: drive - so I did the DevicePath key. I ran sysprep -mini -reseal. When the machine booted back up, nothing changed. All of the unrecognized devices were still unrecognized. BUT, if I told Device Manager to update the driver, it found the correct one automatically (thru the DevicePath key, I assume. Should I be running sysprep with the -pnp switch? I have already seen this post: http://www.msfn.org/board/Forcing-PnP-Enum...p;hl=devicepath Should I run that command (RunDll32.exe Syssetup.dll,UpdatePnpDeviceDrivers) in a GUIRunOnce script? I'm baffled as to why the devices didn't auto detect during sysprep. They are all PnP - doesn't sysprep force a driver redetect? Or is that only with the -PnP switch? I thought the -PnP switch was only for nonPnP device detection? Thanks for any help!